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Museo de Casa Blanca

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Address: Calle San Sebastian 1 | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787 725 1454
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Built in 1521 as a home for Governor Juan Ponce de Leon, today this...

Built in 1521 as a home for Governor Juan Ponce de Leon, today this historic landmark contains two interesting museums of Indian and colonial artifacts.

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Casa Blanca

We toured Casa Blanca on our own, it is free to the public. It is very old but well kept, this was to be Ponce de Leons home. He was having it built but died before it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Canton, Oklahoma

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should call ahead to check if they are open. I tried to visit twice and the posted hours were not correct (or at least not honored).

Thank Shtina S
Canton, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We toured Casa Blanca on our own, it is free to the public. It is very old but well kept, this was to be Ponce de Leons home. He was having it built but died before it was finished and his family lived here.

2 Thank ejinkens
Orlando, Florida
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268 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

this is a restored Juan Ponce de Leon mansion. It is fascinating being able to imagine the life style back in the mid's 1500's and the way of living of these conquistadores. Also you will have the opportunity to have stunning views of the San Juan bay and Harbor. Also its interesting being able to compare the construction style from... More 

1 Thank Alberto M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The Museum is somewhat off the beaten path - we found it by pure chance (and my friend's persistence in investigating every corner of every square). Interesting to see how people lived over 3 centuries, a nice small collection of period memorabilia. Quite informative illustrations of changing building techniques. And it is all in a shade!

1 Thank Dmitri V
Roanoke, United States
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

It is like stepping back in time . . . the garden, the grotto, the casa - it is a must visit place in Old San Juan.

Thank Dawn C
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This place is beautiful, gardens, cats, history, the old house of Ponce de León, hidden away, walk around and relax

Thank NicoleUvita
Weston, Florida
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457 reviews
271 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A not to miss attraction in Old San Juan. It is a not to miss attraction on several level. First, historically has great significance (while as noted by another reviewer) Ponce de Leon never lived there, his daughter and son in law did. The house was built in 1521! How amazing it is to see the original parts of walls... More 

1 Thank Pomerols
Fairfax, Virginia
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Despite what other reviewers have said, Ponce de León never lived here. The Casa Blanca was finished after León died on his expedition to find Florida. Nevertheless, the house provides a wonderful step back in time with a great exhibit on the second floor that describes the building's construction over the past 400 years. The best part of the site,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It was kind of cool seeing the house that Juan Ponca de Leon lived in during his time in Puerto Rico, but what's cool about the museum is that they detail all of the different construction methods that were used to build the house over several hundreds years.

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Lancaster, PA
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Located at the top of Calle San Sebastian, near the culture museum. Look for the low white building and walk around for the entrance door. One of the oldest homes in the Americas, Casa Blanca is wonderfully preserved and beautifully furnished. Museum guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Cut-out windows into the walls show the various... More 

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